Samaria Gorge (long route 1)
Samaria Gorge (long route 1)

Hiking Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest canyons.

12 hours
Samaria Gorge (long route)
Pickup service
380 € / GROUP

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Wednesday, October 26th 2022

Samaria Gorge (long route 1)

Private Tour: Samaria Gorge
Starting from your pickup point in Chania we head to Xyloskalo. After our arrival we start hiking in the gorge for the next 5-7 hours. We end up in Agia Roumeli where there will be free time for lunch and swimming. In the afternoon we board the boat to Chora Sfakion and then the coach to return to your hotel or villa.

  • One of the largest gorges in Europe
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Enjoyable route
  • Wild natural beauty
  • Rare species of kri kri goat

After picking you up from your hotel or villa we head to Europe’s most famous hiking gorge, the Samaria Gorge. Its length is 15km and the descent takes about 5-7 hours from Omalos to Agia Roumeli. It is part of the European path E4 and was created by the river that flows between the main body of the White Mountains and Mount Volakias. Inside the gorge you will see the deserted Samaria village that was abandoned in 1962. The trail starts from Xyloskalo, which leads you to an unforgettable scenery with deep ravines, springs with waters, rich flora and fauna with 450 species of plants and the famous kri kri goats.

At the end of the gorge we reach the beach of Agia Roumeli, a small picturesque village that can be reached either by hiking the gorge or by boat from the nearby beaches. The village’s beaches are wide and full of taverns serving local, traditional delicacies. The village is built on the ruins of an ancient city and you can still see some castle ruins.

Experience the most beautiful parts of Crete! Your amazing tour ends with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

  • Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional local driver
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Parking
  • Fuels
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (a different pickup point from the city of Chania can be arranged upon request)
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to the gorge and the boat
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Optional tip
  • You will receive a booking confirmation within 24 hours.
  • Meeting point: all pickup points for this excursion concern the area of Chania. In case of a different pickup point, the price may vary accordingly.
  • Meeting time: the meeting time is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs. Duration: 12 hours (approx.).
  • Tour guide: you can choose whether you need a guide for your hiking. Please note that the standard language for all of our tours is English. Otherwise send us your request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the agreed pickup time.
  • Agia Roumeli
  • Samaria Gorge